I’m a sensitive man, so how can I stop getting hurt in relationships? | Dear Mariella

Your irrational behaviour probably stems from trauma – come to terms with that first, says Mariella Frostrup

The dilemma My friends think my behaviour is leading me in a vicious circle in my relationships. I can see their point. I am a man who is quite sensitive. I get relatively easily upset when women say hurtful things or ignore my contact, and I get very attached to partners.

In my most recent relationship I was ghosted. I tried to reinitiate contact. This was successful, but came at a high emotional cost for me. She then ghosted me again, perhaps because of me appearing clingy. The cycle is now happening for a third time.

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Source: theguardian
I’m a sensitive man, so how can I stop getting hurt in relationships? | Dear Mariella